Rahm leads the birdie party

Barrika's Lion signed the best card of the day at the British Open with -6 (-5 in total) and is six strokes behind the leader, South African Oosthuizen. Sergio finished with -3.


Scotland is the birthplace of the so-called links golf course, built on sandy soil with plains and undulations covered with thick grass and close to the sea. Royal St. Georges, the Sandwich course where the 149th edition of the British Open is held, is a links and perfectly fulfills what is understood as this type of course: undulating course, full of deep bunkers, without too many trees and windswept. Elements that ensure difficulty, continuous fight, toughness to make the ball fly straight and not move away from the fairways ... except in the 2021 edition.

The first two days have had little to do with the usual problems as birdies, and even a surprising number of eagles, were distributed more than joyfully. In 2001 the winner took the tournament in this same place with -5 and in 2003 with -1. In this edition the cut has been encrypted at +1 and the leader, South African Louis Oosthuizen, is at -11 with 36 holes played. For the title in the last major of the year there are many guests to blow out the candle of the final cake. Among them, Jon Rahm.

The León de Barrika (26 years old) led the birdie party as he delivered a sensational card of 64 shots, -6 on the day and -5 on the aggregate with six birdies (holes 6, 7, 9, 13, 14 and 15 ) and no errors. The best of all the participants together with the North American Collin Morikawa and the Argentine Emiliano Grillo. Rahm is 6 strokes behind the leader, South African Louis Oosthuizen (-11 in the total of the two days) in 12th place and with all options open.

Sergio García had a day of alternations with a positive final balance. The 41-year-old from Castellón started the day with -2 and after two bogeys he returned to par. Then he had three consecutive birdies on 8, 9 and 10. He added another two on 14 and 17 which together with an error on 15 and another on 18 led to a final -3, -1 on the second day. 25th position. Less fortunate were the other three Spaniards who did not make the cut. Jorge Campillo made +2 in the 78th place and could not enter the car of 77 that will play the weekend; Rafa Cabrero Bello finished with +3 and Gonzalo Fernández Castaño with +4.


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